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Standard User islandman
(member) Fri 27-Aug-10 17:15:38
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BEWARE, caller claiming to be from Microsoft


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Half an hour ago, I had a telephone call from a foreign sounding man, claiming to be from Microsoft and he would sort out my problems. Politely I told him my computer was fine and to go away.

I posted this elsewhere and within minutes someone told me their mum had been scammed and gave me this link.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jul/18/phone-sc...
Standard User uno
(experienced) Fri 27-Aug-10 17:38:19
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Re: BEWARE, caller claiming to be from Microsoft


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We're seeing a similar thing and mailed all of our customers.

http://www.ispreview.co.uk/story/2010/08/25/warning-...

They've done the rounds before but appears the scammers have geared up their operations again.

Matt

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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Mon 31-Jan-11 11:15:00
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l got a call 5 minutes ago, from an indian claiming to be from microsoft. That my computer has a virus. l hung up. Had a call from them a couple of days ago saying the same thing.


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Standard User lockyatlrg
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 31-Jan-11 11:23:30
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Re: BEWARE, caller claiming to be from Microsoft


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If I get a call, I'm going to play along and amuse my self.

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Standard User blueacid
(member) Mon 31-Jan-11 23:45:35
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Re: BEWARE, caller claiming to be from Microsoft


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In reply to a post by lockyatlrg:
If I get a call, I'm going to play along and amuse my self.

Upgradings, downgradings, servicings, providings.


Free ring ding.. tongue

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Standard User Cobra001
(committed) Mon 31-Jan-11 23:55:54
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Re: BEWARE, caller claiming to be from Microsoft


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see http://forums.thinkbroadband.com/security/t/3959976-...

now had mutiple examples

Edited by Cobra001 (Mon 31-Jan-11 23:56:35)

Standard User XRaySpeX
(knowledge is power) Tue 01-Feb-11 00:09:08
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Re: BEWARE, caller claiming to be from Microsoft


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Well, not surprising! This is hardly "Other Broadband Technologies".

1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU BB => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU BB
Standard User Cobra001
(committed) Tue 01-Feb-11 00:17:36
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I know lol, he would have seen my example if he had check the right forums, a for effort but ......

its good to see people alert other though
Standard User MJVP47180
(newbie) Tue 22-Feb-11 10:35:40
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I had exactly the same ty7pe of call yesterday 21st Feb 2011. Hen put the phoner down when I told him that I was runnimng a scan. PLEASE IGNORE HIM/HER.
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